The reported cases follow the recent trend of decreasing daily infections. The province reported fewer than 2,100 cases on Tuesday, the lowest number since March. Public health officials said the province appears to have reached the peak of its third wave and wants to see new infections decline further.
Earlier this week, Monday had 2,716 reported cases, Sunday 3,216, Saturday 2,865, Friday 3,166 and Thursday 3,424.
Broken down by region, 712 of Wednesday’s cases are in Toronto, 452 in Peel and 157 in York Region.
To date, the province has administered about 6.5 million doses of the vaccine, according to Health Minister Christine Elliott.
As of 8 p.m. yesterday, 6,491,666 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine had been administered and more than 50% of Ontario adults had received at least one dose of a vaccine. 💉😷🎉 pic.twitter.com/0P7llmg4Gd
– Christine Elliott (@celliottability) May 12, 2021
Ontario health officials said on Tuesday they were suspending the first doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine because there have been more reports of blood clots associated with the vaccine than expected.
This means that the two vaccines currently given for the first doses are Pfizer and Moderna. The province has yet to say how it will distribute the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine.
To date, Ontario has recorded 499,412 cases of COVID-19 and 8,374 deaths.